Thought of rink removal freezes skate enthusiasts

MERCED RIVER PLAN


Kenny Winston, 11, gives a thumbs-up with other skaters from Redlands Adventist Academy at the Curry Village ice rink last week. According to Dr. Allison Hensley-Bannis (in cap at left), ice skating is a favorite activity on the school’s annual Park trip.Try telling Amber Miller, 11, that the ice rink at Yosemite’s Curry Village is “not a vital visitor experience.” With […]

Probation sweeps town




 The Mariposa County Probation Department cast a wide net last Friday night, and when it reeled it in, it had caught one bad guy and a number of weapons, paraphernalia and drugs.In the evening of Jan. 18, six probation officers, one sheriff’s detective and one deputy, along with the department’s K-9 unit, set out on a probation enforcement and compliance […]

Fifth suspect in museum heist nabbed




 Court documents filed in the case against the four men arrested for robbing the California State Mining and Mineral Museum last September indicated that there was another suspect still at large. That suspect is now in custody after he was arrested in Citrus Heights on Jan. 22. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Adrian Perez, Michael Anthony Gomes, 43, was […]

Board tweaks code tech job




 The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors committed to hiring a code compliance technician more than 11 years ago. This week, the board made some minor changes to the job description and brought the position one more step closer to actually being filled.In September of 2002, the board approved the position as an extra-help position only. Now the job will be […]

FOOD AND SURVIVAL

Couple sees Dutch ovens as a key to preparedness


Linda and Archie Dixon show off the fruits of their skill with Dutch ovens. Stockpiling the iron-pot ovens—along with charcoal and canned and nonperishable food— can let anyone weather power outages and disasters in style, the couple writes.How long could you last without a trip to the supermarket? If a major earthquake knocked out power, the contents of your refrigerator […]

Sixth Street Cinema is caught in funding vise




Barry Brouillette, president of Mariposa’s Rural Media Arts and Education Program, which operates Sixth Street Cinema, stands on the steps of the former Masonic lodge that houses the theater.Movie lovers had a dream a decade and a half ago—turn Mariposa’s old Masonic lodge into Sixth Street Cinema. With a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Enterprise loan, founders bought the building […]

Board marks American Indian Month



The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors recently proclaimed November as American Indian Month. On hand to accept the proclamation were Andrea Summerlin, Merced River Chapter regent, Daughters of the American Revolution; and Sandra Vasquez, chairman for the American Indian Council of Mariposa County (Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation). Present in the audience were Irene and Paul Vasquez, daughter and son of […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Jan. 14: A carbon monoxide alarm was sounding on Ashworth Road. •Hubcaps were stolen on Greeley Hill Road. •Someone stole medications from the John C. Fremont Hospital Emergency Room. •Cattle were on Highway 49 North. Jan. 15: •A dispute on Varain Road ended with an arrest. •One person was arrested after making threats on Silva Road. •Counterfeit money was used […]

Patriots host film ‘The Determinators’



Mariposa Patriots is hosting the movie “The Determinators” on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Sixth Street Cinema. “The Determinators” is an hour long educational documentary that targets the Affordable HealthCare Act and the history of socialized medicine. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. This is a free movie for the public, and donations will […]

Local man found dead, armed in Coarsegold



GEORGE ROSENBERGThe Madera County Sheriff’s Office says the body of George Walter Rosenberg, 41, of Mariposa was found shortly before 5 p.m. on Jan. 18. Shortly before, Rosenberg tried to run over a Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy. According to sheriff’s spokesperson Erica Stuart, a deputy spotted Rosenberg’s truck around 3 p.m. that day in Coarsegold and knew he was wanted […]